Holding Midfielder: Forgotten Hero

As fans of the wonderful game of football, we never recognise (forget praise) these brand of footballers called ‘central deep lying midfielders’. They may not be known for their goal scoring prowess, or for their assists too but to know their true importance ask the recognised managers and the football players of their respective teams. I am talking about players like Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Michael Carrick, Daley Blind etc.


Hope now you understood what I am talking about. For Man Utd, Carrick has a solitary goal and 2 assists and Blind has a tally of 2 goals and 2 assists this season in the premier league. Similarly for Real Madrid Modric has 2 goals, 3 assists (even though he missed a considerable amount of matches due to injury) while Kroos has 1 goal and 10 assists in all competitions. But still these guys are an integral part of their respective teams. Ask Van Gaal and Ancelotti, if any doubt!!!


Why is that? These guys are not dynamic, not quick, do not have great defensive abilities so why are they important for their teams. The answer is simple; these guys keep the game ticking. These guys make the passes that lead to the key pass. The job assigned to these guys is neither to attack too much nor defend too much. They are the middle men. Their job is to not give the ball into the oppositions hands. And if given, then to take it back.


Nowadays managers do know their importance and many teams have at least one such player. Xavi, Iniesta for Barcelona; Xabi Alonso, Schweinsteiger for Bayern Munich; Matic for Chelsea etc. No wonder these teams are so successful. These players may or may not get the recognition they deserve from fans but they do not fret much on this matter because they know that their manager and their teammates respect them, value them and look upto them in difficult situations.

Tags: ,


  • Welcome to Morris Heating & Cooling Inc.

  • tinyurl.com says:

    Hey! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers?
    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any recommendations?

  • Umanizzare says:

    Having read this I thought it was really informative.
    I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this information together.

    I once again find myself personally spending
    a significant amount of time both reading and leaving comments.

    But so what, it was still worth it!

  • Robert says:

    Awesome! Its really amazing paragraph, I have got much clear idea about from this post.

  • Pilar says:

    Awesome! Its genuinely awesome article, I have got much clear idea regarding from
    this article.

  • Every weekend i used to visit this web page, as i want enjoyment, for the reason that this this web page conations really fastidious funny stuff too.

  • Reggie says:

    Traders do pay direct and oblique costs.

  • It’s an remarkable article for all the web visitors; they will get benefit from it I am sure.

  • Quinn says:

    Hi to every body, it’s my first visit of this blog; this weblog carries remarkable and really fine data designed for readers.

  • What’s up colleagues, its wonderful paragraph concerning educationand fully explained, keep it up
    all the time.

  • bookmarked!!, I really like your blog!

  • Appreciation to my father who informed me about this
    web site, this blog is actually awesome.

  • bit.ly says:

    We stumbled over here coming from a different web address
    and thought I might check things out. I like what I see
    so now i am following you. Look forward to looking into
    your web page yet again.

  • Howdy I am so grateful I found your blog,
    I really found you by mistake, while I was researching on Yahoo for something else,
    Regardless I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a fantastic post
    and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t
    have time to go through it all at the minute but I have book-marked
    it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the great b.

  • Grupo Coral says:

    hey there and thank you for your info – I’ve
    definitely picked up something new from right here.
    I did however expertise some technical issues using this website, as I experienced to reload the web site lots of times
    previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your web host is OK?
    Not that I’m complaining, but slow loading instances
    times will often affect your placement in google and can damage your high-quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords.
    Anyway I am adding this RSS to my email and could look out
    for much more of your respective interesting content.
    Ensure that you update this again soon.

  • Stephaine says:

    I am not sure where you are getting your info, but good
    topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for magnificent info I was looking for this info for my mission.

  • tinyurl.com says:

    Hi just wanted to give you a brief heads up and
    let you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show
    the same outcome.

  • 1 2

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.